UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 15

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 15
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Nov 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening down 4 points at 7,410.4 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.

ASTRAZENECA: Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca Plc AZN.L on Tuesday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its drug Benralizumab, as an add-on treatment for patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older.

GOCMOPARE-ZPG: British company GoCompare GOCO.L has rejected a 460 million pound ($600 million) takeover approach made by rival ZPG ZPG.L , owner of the real estate website Zoopla and utility price comparisons website uSwitch.

BREXIT: The European Union is sizing up Britain for a post-Brexit free trade deal along the lines of one it agreed last year with Canada, people familiar with talks among national envoys on Tuesday told Reuters.

GOLD: Gold prices firmed on Wednesday as investors awaited the October consumer inflation data from the United States for potential hints on the Federal Reserve's monetary tightening policy.

OIL: Oil prices fell over 1 percent on Wednesday, continuing Tuesday's slide after the International Energy Agency cast doubts over the past few months' narrative of tightening fuel markets. The UK blue chip FTSE 100 .FTSE index ended the session flat in percentage terms at 7,414.42.6 points on Tuesday, as Tesco TSCO.L rallied after it won approval for a takeover and Vodafone VOD.L reported strong results, outweighing weakness among mining companies.


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